October 9, 2012
The Plastics Champion (plasticschampion.org) is a new mobile outreach tool designed by SPI to coach plastics industry employees on how to champion their products and their profession while on the go. All material has been written for delivery to a lay audience—from grocery store clerks to policy elites and elected officials at all levels of government. The advocacy mobile website provides immediate and convenient access to facts, figures, news, video, and people supporting the U.S. plastics industry.
SPI partnered with allied associations to compile the content, including the American Chemistry Council, the Vinyl Institute, American Progressive Bag Alliance, Plastic Pipe Insititute, Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association, International Association of Plastics Distributors, Western Plastics Association, American Composites Manufacturers Association, and Canadian Plastics Industry Association. The mobile tool is organized around the U.S. plastics industry's current legislative priorities:
The Plastics Champion is compatible with all mobile devices. Applications geared for the iPhone and iPad will be available for download on iTunes by the end of this year.
Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $380 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900,000 American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at www.plasticsindustry.org and www.inthehopper.org.
"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."